A tale of the tapeworm: An initiative message

A tale of the tapeworm: An initiative message

wormFor five bucks and an idea, anyone can file an Initiative to the People – and they do.  Most are very serious, while others can be kooky or simply send a message. 

We’ve run across one that goes away from the beaten path: It’s a plan to change the prim-and-proper Great Seal of Washington.  As proposed by James Vaughn of Orting,  General George Washington and the year of admission to the union, 1889, would be replaced with, uh, a few subtle changes.

In the words of the initiative, the seal would feature “a tapeworm dressed in a three-piece suit attached to the taxpayer.

The rest of the initiative includes recitations on Washington’s tax system, and says “We do not think that changing our state seal to reflect our government is FUNNY.” There you have it.

If you want to track all initiatives that are filed, or to get some history on what ideas have been proposed, and what happened to them over the past almost century, visit here.

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2 thoughts on “A tale of the tapeworm: An initiative message

  1. Hilarious. It certainly brings attention to the problem. I also see that he wrote a practical and serious initiative on healthcare that would actually work [thus bringing it to my attention]. Too bad the satirical initiative is the only one mentioned.

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